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Diverticulitis (Diverticulosis, Diverticular Disease)
Title: Diverticulitis (Diverticulosis, Diverticular Disease)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/21/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - August 21, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Diverticulitis in the ER: Is It Safe to Discharge Home? Diverticulitis in the ER: Is It Safe to Discharge Home?
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study about whether patients with acute diverticulitis in the ER can be safely managed without hospitalization, published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Should I Avoid Nuts if I Have Diverticulitis?
Title: Should I Avoid Nuts if I Have Diverticulitis?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 7/25/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/25/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - July 25, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

How to Approach Purulent Perforated Diverticulitis? How to Approach Purulent Perforated Diverticulitis?
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study comparing laparoscopic lavage with early resection in patients with Hinchey grade III diverticulitis.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

More A & E patients can ‘avoid admission for diverticulitis’
More patients currently admitted with diverticulitis – an inflammation of an outgrowth or pouching in the colon that can cause severe abdominal pain – could be sent home, suggest US researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 27, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

More patients can avoid hospital admissions after emergency room visits for diverticulitis
(American College of Surgeons) Emergency room (ER) visits for diverticulitis, an inflammation of an outgrowth or pouching in the colon that can cause severe abdominal pain, have increased 21 percent in recent years. However, these ER visits don't have to land patients in the hospital as frequently as they do, according to new findings published as an 'article in press' on the Journal of the American College of Surgeons website. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

So THAT'S Why You're Farting On Planes
Of all travel problems, this one stinks most. Many travelers complain about an increased need to fart on planes, or, less commonly, feeling bloated while flying. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone: There’s a scientific name for this scenario. HAFE stands for High Altitude Flatus Expulsion. Coined by a pair of researchers in the 1980s, the “tongue-in-cheek” term describes a phenomenon observed when mountain climbers experienced flatulence at high altitudes, said Dr. David Shlim, a physician and former president of the International Society of Travel Medi...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

7 Reasons Your Pee Smells Weird
For SELF, by Amy Marturana. Your pee can tell you a lot about your health. While its color is a pretty good indicator of your hydration levels, dietary habits, and potentially, undiagnosed medical conditions, its smell can also clue you in to what’s going on inside your body. “Normal urine, if you’re fairly hydrated, generally has a very limited amount of smell,” Ojas Shah, M.D., NYC-based urologist and professor of urology at Columbia University Medical Center and ColumbiaDoctors Midtown, tells SELF. Sometimes you may notice that your pee is a little smellier than usual. A slight change or an incr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diverticulitis symptoms? Red meat diet can cause condition often mistaken for bowel cancer
DIVERTICULITIS, an inflammatory bowel condition, could be caused by eating too much red meat - including sausages, burgers and steaks. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Good Eats and Bad: 6 GI Issues in the News
Controversy around dietary sugar guidelines and a study of red meat and diverticulitis top the latest research on food and GI disorders. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - January 13, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Tags: Gastrointestinal Disorders Source Type: news

High dietary red meat intake linked to common bowel condition diverticulitis
Replacing one daily portion with poultry or fish may lower risk, findings suggest. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 11, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Lots of Red Meat May Be Tied to Gut Disorder
Diverticulitis involves tears or blockages in colon and can be very painful (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lots of Red Meat May Be Tied to Gut Disorder in Men
Diverticulitis involves tears or blockages in colon and can be very painful Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Dietary Proteins, Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis, Men's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Red Meat Intake Linked to Diverticulitis Risk Red Meat Intake Linked to Diverticulitis Risk
High consumption of red meat may increase the risk for diverticulitis in men, according to a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Lots of Red Meat May Be Tied to Gut Disorder in Men
TUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2017 -- Men who eat a lot of red meat may have a higher risk of a painful inflammatory condition of the colon, a new study suggests. The disorder, called diverticulitis, causes severe abdominal pain, nausea and constipation. And... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 10, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

HEALTH WARNING: How red meat diet could trigger painful inflammatory bowel condition
DIVERTICULITIS, an inflammatory bowel condition, could be caused by eating too much red meat - including sausages, burgers and steaks. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Diverticulitis study: More bad news for lovers of red meat
Diverticulitis is relatively common in America. However, its causes are not fully understood. Recent research links red meat consumption to the condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Cutting one portion a week could save you from painful bowel abscesses
Eating red meat could increase your chances of developing diverticulitis - a painful bowel disease - by 58 percent. Replacing one serving of red meat with chicken or fish decreased the risk by 20 percent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Red Meat Consumption Linked to Diverticulitis Risk in Men (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD High intake of red meat is associated with increased risk for diverticulitis in men, according to a study in … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 9, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Diverticulitis in men linked to high red meat intake
Replacing one daily portion of unprocessed red meat with fish or poultry may cut risk Related items fromOnMedica Red meat could raise cancer risk, conclude experts Unhealthy lifestyles and poor diets 1970s advice to cut dietary fat not evidence-based May be time for Britons to switch to Mediterranean diet, study suggests Coeliac disease raises risk of developing neuropathy (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 9, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cochrane Priority Reviews List: Update
February 2017 UpdateThe February 2017 revision of the Cochrane Priority Reviews List includes new titles from the Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections, Cystic Fibrosis& Genetic Disorders, ENT, Musculoskeletal, and Wounds Groups.The following titles on the list are open to new authors:Biomarkers for predicting outcomes in endometrial cancer (Gynaecological, Neuro-oncology and Orphan Cancer)Diagnostic test accuracy of sentinel LN node sampling in endometrial cancer (Gynaecological, Neuro-oncology and Orphan Cancer)Immunomodulatory treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis /motor neuron disease (ALS/MND) (Neuromuscular...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 14, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Geriatric ED: Cost-Efficient Hub of Care
Geriatric emergency departments can pay for themselves by meeting healthcare reform incentive goals No one can deny the aging of our population in general, and of the emergency department patient load in particular. But there is some disagreement about how EDs should respond – specifically whether it is appropriate to design geriatric emergency departments. After all, in an era of belt-tightening and budget slashing is it really our priority to invest in softer mattresses, warmer lighting and aromatherapy? I aim to dispel the myth that geriatric EDs are just about superficial aesthetic improvements and show that thes...
Source: EPMonthly.com - December 2, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Logan Plaster Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Surgery Might Be Best for Some With Diverticulitis Surgery Might Be Best for Some With Diverticulitis
Patients with recurrent and ongoing left-sided diverticulitis may have better quality of life after surgery than with conservative management, according to Dutch researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - November 2, 2016 Category: Radiology Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Skip Antibiotics in Uncomplicated Diverticulitis, RCT Shows Skip Antibiotics in Uncomplicated Diverticulitis, RCT Shows
Patients with uncomplicated diverticulitis did not have significantly better outcomes when they received antibiotics compared with observation alone, a randomized controlled trial found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Diverticulitis diet
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - September 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diverticulitis: Can certain foods trigger an attack?
Contrary to popular belief, no specific foods are known to trigger diverticulitis attacks. (Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - September 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diverticular disease: Avoid nuts and seeds?
Once considered off-limits, nuts and seeds can be part of a diet to reduce the risk of diverticulitis. (Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - September 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diverticulitis diet
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - September 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diverticulitis: Can certain foods trigger an attack?
Contrary to popular belief, no specific foods are known to trigger diverticulitis attacks. (Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - September 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diverticular disease: Avoid nuts and seeds?
Once considered off-limits, nuts and seeds can be part of a diet to reduce the risk of diverticulitis. (Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - September 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Geriatric ED: Cost-Efficient Hub of Care
  Geriatric emergency departments can pay for themselves by meeting healthcare reform incentive goals No one can deny the aging of our population in general, and of the emergency department patient load in particular. But there is some disagreement about how EDs should respond – specifically whether it is appropriate to design geriatric emergency departments. After all, in an era of belt-tightening and budget slashing is it really our priority to invest in softer mattresses, warmer lighting and aromatherapy? I aim to dispel the myth that geriatric EDs are just about superficial aesthetic improvements and show th...
Source: EPMonthly.com - September 19, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Logan Plaster Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis
Diverticulitis (Diverticulosis) (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 19, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Patient-reported Outcomes After Management of DiverticulitisPatient-reported Outcomes After Management of Diverticulitis
Do patients report improvement from their diverticulitis symptoms after surgery? This new study offers some results. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Study eyes mortality among octogenarians after emergency Hartmann’s procedure
LOS ANGELES – Patients over the age of 80 who present with diverticulitis requiring an emergent Hartmann’s procedure have a 30-day mortality rate of 20%, results from a study of national data... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - May 3, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Teamwork Makes a Life-Changing Difference for Luis
Each year, about 500,000 Americans have to have their colons removed. Whether it’s because of cancer, trauma, diverticulitis or an inflammatory disease, colectomy may be necessary to save their lives. That was the case for Luis, a special young man who came a long way for help. His surgical team at Mayo Clinic found a [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 22, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Many Diverticulitis Surgeries Performed Earlier Than RecommendedMany Diverticulitis Surgeries Performed Earlier Than Recommended
Early surgeries for uncomplicated diverticulitis - after just one or two episodes - may account for more than half of those procedures being done, according to a new study. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 18, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Long-term health of vegetarians & vegans
The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for February is from Proceedings of the Nutrition Society and is entitled 'The long-term health of vegetarians and vegans'.  The study findings were presented at the 2015 Summer Conference on ‘The future of animal products in the human diet: health and environmental concerns’ during symposium three which focused on alternatives to meat.  Vegetarians are defined as people who do not eat any meat, poultry or fish. They may be sub-classified as lacto-ovo-vegetarians who eat dairy products and/or eggs and vegans who do not eat any animal products. Al...
Source: The Nutrition Society - February 16, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news

Long-term health of vegetarians & vegans
The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for February is from Proceedings of the Nutrition Society and is entitled 'The long-term health of vegetarians and vegans'.  The study findings were presented at the 2015 Summer Conference on ‘The future of animal products in the human diet: health and environmental concerns’ during symposium three which focused on alternatives to meat.  Vegetarians are defined as people who do not eat any meat, poultry or fish. They may be sub-classified as lacto-ovo-vegetarians who eat dairy products and/or eggs and vegans who do not eat any animal products. Al...
Source: The Nutrition Society - February 16, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news

Long-term health of vegetarians & vegans
The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for February is from Proceedings of the Nutrition Society and is entitled 'The long-term health of vegetarians and vegans' .   The study findings were presented at the 2015 Summer Conference on ‘The future of animal products in the human diet: health and environmental concerns’ during symposium three which focused on alternatives to meat.  Vegetarians are defined as people who do not eat any meat, poultry or fish. They may be sub-classified as lacto-ovo-vegetarians who eat dairy products and/or eggs and vegans who do not eat any animal product...
Source: The Nutrition Society - February 16, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news

Elective Surgery for Diverticulitis Commonly Performed Earlier Than Recommended (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM Over half of patients undergoing elective resection for diverticulitis do so earlier than guidelines recommend, according to a retrospective study in … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - February 11, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New Guidelines on Acute DiverticulitisNew Guidelines on Acute Diverticulitis
Dr David Johnson discusses the new guidelines for acute diverticulitis from the American Gastroenterological Association and provides his perspective on the key take-home points for clinicians. Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 21, 2016 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Is Laparoscopic Surgery Best for Perforated Diverticulitis?Is Laparoscopic Surgery Best for Perforated Diverticulitis?
Whether laparoscopic lavage or the Hartmann procedure is the superior surgical intervention for perforated diverticulitis depends on endpoints used in the comparison, editorialists said. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 19, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Hyperviscosity-Related Retinopathy, Diverticulitis on the Rise, Ohio Internal Medicine Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors NEJM Group offers so many valuable resources for practicing clinicians. Here's what we chose for you today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Images in Clinical Medicine: A 60-year-old man … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 13, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Chronic Constipation May Signal Serious Disorder
Ongoing constipation in adults could point to problems including ischemic colitis, colorectal cancer, gastric cancer, and diverticulitis, according to a new study. WebMD explains. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone Replacement's "AHAH" Moment
I was privileged to attend a recent continuing education conference about estrogen replacement at menopause, held at the Yale School of Medicine, organized by my friend and colleague, Dr. Phil Sarrel. Highlights for me included both Dr. Sarrel's important insights, and a very poignant, personal story told by Michelle King Robson, founder of EmpowHER. Michelle had what eventually proved to be diverticulitis. Initially misdiagnosed, her condition was erroneously treated with a hysterectomy. Michelle's overall health plummeted due to a surgically induced menopause, until it was restored with judicious hormone replacement. The...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diverticulitis on the rise in U.S. since 2000
(Reuters Health) – Diverticulitis, a disabling colon problem that can cause pain, obstruction and fever, became more common in the U.S. from the late 1990’s to the mid-2000’s, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Lavage Worse Than Resection in DiverticulitisLaparoscopic Lavage Worse Than Resection in Diverticulitis
Laparoscopic lavage failed to reduce postoperative complications in emergency diverticulitis surgery and was associated with a higher reoperation rate compared with resection in a randomized trial. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 8, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Lavage for Perforated Diverticulitis? Probably Not. (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Laparoscopic lavage is no better than colon resection for treating perforated diverticulitis — and might even lead to worse outcomes — according to a … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 7, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Little Consensus on Management of Acute DiverticulitisLittle Consensus on Management of Acute Diverticulitis
An international panel of experts could agree on only a third of the proposed statements regarding the management of acute diverticulitis, leaving open such issues as antibiotic treatment and surgical approach. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 21, 2015 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news